Pair of pockets, Britain

Pair of pockets, Britain

Pair of pockets
Britain
About 1760
T.175&A-1969

This pair of silk satin pockets is somewhat of a mystery as the lack of decoration makes it very hard to assign a date. The pockets were acquired with a quilted white satin petticoat and it is assumed they were worn with it. Unfortunately the donor gave no information about their origins. Completely plain, they illustrate an equally attractive alternative to the embroidered examples. Although the tie has been broken and retied, there are few other signs of wear.

Back view of pockets and further information.